Black on Black!

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This article is about the album by Sonny Phillips. For the album by Waylon Jennings, see Black on Black. For the tribute album to the American hardcore punk band Black Flag, see Black on Black: A Tribute to Black Flag. For the song of the American rock band Heart, see Desire Walks On.
Black on Black!
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Studio album by Sonny Phillips
Released 1970
Recorded July 27, 1970
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Label Prestige
PR 10007
Producer Bob Porter
Sonny Phillips chronology
Black Magic
Black on Black!
My Black Flower

Black on Black! is the third album by jazz organist Sonny Phillips, which was recorded in 1970 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Stewart Mason of Allmusic stated, "Sonny Phillips' third and final album for Prestige, coming just over a year after his first, shows the soul-jazz organist moving in a somewhat funkier direction than his first two efforts. The roiling title track actually has an edge of menace to it, an idea his other albums never even entertained".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sonny Phillips except where noted.

  1. "Black on Black" (Rusty Bryant, Sonny Phillips, Melvin Sparks, Jimmy Lewis, Bernard Purdie) – 5:30
  2. "Check It Out" (Sonny Phillips) – 6:16
  3. "Blues in Maude's Flat" (Grant Green) – 6:25
  4. "Proud Mary" (John Fogerty) – 7:55
  5. "The Doll House" (Jimmy Lewis) – 7:32



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 7, 2013
  2. ^ a b Mason, S. Allmusic listing accessed May 7, 2013